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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why was one of the central figures in the book called Li'l Buddy while growing up?
(a) Because Uncle BB carried him on his shoulders everywhere he went.
(b) Because he never left his father's side.
(c) Because PawPaw carried him in a pocket of his overalls.
(d) Because he helped Big Mama with her medication and emptying the slop jars.
2. During his time working as a sharecropper picking cotton, what did Denver receive instead of a paycheck?
(a) A shack and supplies on which he made payments to the Man.
(b) A new bike every Christmas.
(c) Room and board in the Man's house.
(d) Four square meals a day at the farmhouse kitchen table.
3. In Chapter 13, Denver looked back on life as a sharecropper. How did he feel at age 18 in a 2-room shack with a bed, table, stove and an outhouse?
(a) Like he was living "high on the hog."
(b) Like things were okay and he would survive.
(c) That he was at a dead-end.
(d) That things could only get better.
4. According to the account of Denver's life on the cotton fields in Chapter 1: Denver, what things could Denver claim he actually owned on the plantation?
(a) Everything he had was owned by the Man.
(b) A shack and a lame pony.
(c) A pig and two pairs of overalls.
(d) An outhouse.
5. What punishment did Ron's teacher inflict on him for his honest mistake in second grade?
(a) She pulled down his pants and spanked him in front of his classmates.
(b) She forced him to read a letter of apology in front of the entire class.
(c) She took away his desk and made him sit on the floor for the entire year.
(d) She made him press his nose against the wall.
6. Who did Big Mama and PawPaw raise as their own?
(a) Ron and Deborah.
(b) Earl and Tommye.
(c) Denver, Thurman and Hershalee.
(d) James, Bobby and Cousin Chook.
7. What did Ron do for a living before becoming a successful and wealthy art dealer?
(a) He was an art teacher.
(b) He was an investment banker.
(c) He was an artist who could not sell his work.
(d) He was a postal worker.
8. Of what social class was Ron a member while growing up?
(a) Lower-middle class.
(b) Upper-middle class.
(c) Upper class.
(d) Blue-collar middle class.
9. What did Denver think of Deborah the first time he met her in Fort Worth?
(a) She hated the homeless.
(b) She was the skinniest, nosiest, pushiest white or black woman he ever met.
(c) She was rude and prejudiced against blacks.
(d) She was his guardian angel.
10. When Ron sold two valuable paintings in the mid-1970s, where did he and his wife go to socialize with multimillionaire clients for a month?
(b) Washington, D.C.
(d) The Bahamas.
11. Why did Ron dress differently than the other students when he was college?
(a) He dressed very formally, even on the weekends.
(b) His mother sewed his clothes from feed sacks.
(c) He dressed flamboyantly in colorful costumes.
(d) His clothes were tattered and worn because he was so poor.
12. What was the name of the neighborhood in which Ron opened an art gallery in Fort Worth?
(a) Falcon Square.
(b) Sundance Square.
(c) Renaissance Square.
(d) Mission Square.
13. What is the "hobo code of honor" that Denver discovered in Chapter 15?
(a) An agreement to take turns keeping watch in the park at night while others sleep.
(b) An agreement to back each other up in a fight.
(c) An agreement to not turn each other in to the police for any reason.
(d) An agreement to share what they have with each other.
14. For what reasons did Ron decide that Granddaddy was "the Man"?
(a) He was in debt at the company store and could not make a profit on his land.
(b) He came from "old money."
(c) Because Uncle James told him so.
(d) He hired blacks and whites to work for him, but fed the whites at the farmhouse and the blacks at the grocery store.
15. What grade was Ron in when he faced his teacher's cruel punishment?
(b) Ninth grade.
(c) Second grade.
(d) Twelfth grade.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why did Li'l Buddy not play much as a child?
2. What did Chef Jim receive for his cooking?
3. How many years did Denver work the cotton fields?
4. How many boys were there in the group that nearly killed Denver?
5. From where was Denver returning when he spotted the white woman with car trouble on the side of the road?
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